Orange. Small. Square. RSS feed icons don't have to be any of these. Creative designers and illustrators have come up with many different interpretations of how to represent your rss feed. For those who have seen the admin backend of the Serendipity template bulletproof, you know I love icons. Big ones, small ones, and everything in between.
I recently decided that I wanted to disable Serendipity's usual feed icons shown with each category, freetag list, etc, and switch to a single icon pointing to the site's feedburner feed. I also wanted to give visitors a link to an email subscription. So off I went looking for new and exciting rss feed icons. I knew I wanted something creatively different, but not so different that it was not immediately recognized as representing an rss feed.
I didn't have to look far as there are numerous resources, and rather than repeat the efforts of those who have already created compilations of creative rss feed icons, I thought I would share 2 excellent resources:
These icons can easily be incorporated into all templates, themes and web pages either "as-is", or with a little extra personalization in your favorite graphic editor. As an extra bonus, both of the links mentioned above have several other articles that nearly any blog author or template designer will find useful.
Meanwhile, for a colorful assortment of the standard 12 pixel by 12 pixel feed icons, as well as a developer kit for designing your own, visit Matt Brett's FeedIcons.
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Christmas rss icons for your template
It seems there is no end to creativity when it comes to rss icons. In my recent entry New RSS icons for your template, I included a few links to other sites hosting nice collections of rss feed icons. These are great alternatives to the standard feed ic